Middle East & North Africa: 2012

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Journalist deaths spike in 2012 due to Syria, Somalia

December 18, 2012 12:01 AM ET

Syrian violence contributed to a sharp rise in the number of journalists killed for their work in 2012, as did a series of murders in Somalia. The dead include a record proportion of journalists who worked online. A CPJ special report...

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Video: Risk, reward, and loss in Syria

December 18, 2012 12:01 AM ET

Syrian leaders tried to impose a media blackout on the country's civil war. They failed. As CPJ's Dahlia El-Zein reports, foreign journalists responded by smuggling themselves into the country, while Syrians picked up cameras and uploaded videos online. They all did so at extreme risk. (4:13) Read CPJ's special...

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Number of jailed journalists sets global record

December 11, 2012 12:01 AM ET

Worldwide tally reaches highest point since CPJ began surveys in 1990. Governments use charges of terrorism, other anti-state offenses to silence critical voices. Turkey is the world’s worst jailer. A CPJ special report...

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Journalists in exile 2012

June 19, 2012 12:01 AM ET

Crisis in East Africa Fifty-seven journalists fled their country in the past year, with Somalia sending the greatest number into exile. Journalists also fled Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Rwanda--mostly for Kenya and Uganda. Exiles in East Africa must grapple with poverty and fear. A CPJ special report by María Salazar-Ferro...

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10 Most Censored Countries

May 2, 2012 3:00 PM ET

See updated list of 10 Most Censored Countries at https://cpj.org/2015/04/10-most-censored-countries.php. CPJ's new analysis identifies Eritrea, North Korea, Syria, Iran as worst...

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Video: 10 Most Censored Countries

May 2, 2012 2:30 PM ET

CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney counts down the 10 countries where the press is most tightly restricted. How do leaders in these nations silence the media? And which country is the worst of all? (4:03) Read CPJ's report on the 10 Most Censored countries for more detail on how censorship...

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CPJ Journalist Security Guide

April 26, 2012 1:01 AM ET

Covering the News in a Dangerous and Changing World By Frank Smyth/CPJ Senior Adviser for Journalist Security With a chapter on Technology Security by CPJ Staff Technologist Tom Lowenthal and Danny O’Brien...

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Video: Getting Away With Murder

April 17, 2012 12:01 AM ET

CPJ's María Salazar-Ferro names the 12 countries where journalists are murdered regularly and governments fail to solve the crimes. Where are leaders failing to uphold the law? Where are conditions getting better? And where is free expression in danger? (4:46) Read CPJ's 2012 Impunity Index. And visit our Global...

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Getting Away With Murder

April 17, 2012 12:01 AM ET

CPJ’s 2012 Impunity Index spotlights countrieswhere journalists are slain and killers go free...

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